25 August 2022
Researchers develop organoids with all types of cells of the small intestine

Improved model of human small intestine

Researchers at the Maastricht MultiModal Molecular Imaging Institute (M4i) have collaborated on a study to improve small intestine organoids. These are miniature small intestines that researchers use to study the functioning of the small intestine during health and disease. Unlike previous small intestine organoids, the new miniature small intestines also contain Paneth cells, which are critical to the proper functioning of the organ. The results of the study were published in Cell Stem Cell on August 23.